Posts Tagged ‘squirrels’

black squirrel with a red apple

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By the time I recently made it home from a trek along the Mystic River, I was tired but I hate to take midday naps, and so I stood with bleary eyes at a window just staring into the branches of the magnificent oak tree. I once found a raccoon asleep in that tree, and what do you know, on that particular day, what do I see but the bright eyes of a young squirrel looking back at me.


Separated by a pane of glass and at least several feet of air, he knew he was in no danger from me. We just eyed each other for a bit, and then he decided enough was enough, and just curled right up and went to sleep.


I watched his tail sway in the afternoon breeze and suddenly decided maybe I’d take just a little nap myself. 🙂

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in the Public Garden but was too swift, playing with its mate or its sibling or friend from the tree next door, for me to photograph properly. But this little fellow, along the Charles River Esplanade, it stayed still, tucked at the base of a tree.

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What is there to say? A magic moment in the Boston Public Garden watching this little creature dig about in the dirt for nuts.


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where do the squirrels go

perhaps inside a tree or beneath a big leaf

maybe underground to huddle in a group

a few brave souls probably stay with faces upturned to the sky

I’m pretty sure that I’ve seen wet squirrels before

but when it rains so steady as it has done today

where do the homeless people go

not into tree not beneath a leaf though I am sure there are a few undergrounds

but in general really I am asking as I see the puddles grow outside

where do the homeless go in the rain

those folks I saw just yesterday in Back Bay

not far from this squirrel

on the streets in the alleys on the benches

some asking for money some fighting and others praying

I don’t know where they go in the rain

but I probably should



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… when the squirrel stepped out.

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